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California: Two Accused of Murders and Rapes While Wearing GPS Trackers

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Two paroled sex offenders are accused of raping and killing at least four women in Orange County while dutifully checking in with the police and wearing their GPS trackers.

Napa Cabernets From a Cold, Wet Year

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The best wines had earthy, mineral qualities not ordinarily associated with many Napa reds.

Paying Farmers to Welcome Birds

April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm
Conservationists and bird watchers are tracking migratory shorebirds and restoring habitat by paying rice farms in the birds’ path to keep their fields flooded with irrigation water.

California: Ex-City Manager Sentenced to 33 Months in First of Two Cases

April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm
The man the authorities say masterminded a scheme that fleeced the Los Angeles suburb of Bell out of millions of dollars was sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.

The New York Times wins Two Photography Pulitzers

April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
The New York Times has swept the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes for photography. Staff photographer Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale Nairobi mall. Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography, for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Death Knell for Opera in San Diego After 49 Years

April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Barring a last-minute reprieve, the San Diego Opera was scheduled to close on Sunday after the final performance of Massenet’s “Don Quixote.”

Promises of Preparedness Followed Devastating Earthquakes. And Yet.

April 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Questions remain over whether vulnerable areas of California and the Pacific Northwest are adequately prepared for the Big One.

In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English

April 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
The Yurok Tribe’s extensive campaign to revive the language serves as a model to the many other tribes that are undertaking similar efforts, experts say.

Rich Start-Ups Go Back for Another Helping

April 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
As investment money continues to pour into Silicon Valley, start-ups already flush with cash are being given sizable additional rounds of venture capital.

Top Qualifiers Both Race for Andretti

April 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California.

Free to Be Mean: Does This Student Satire Cross the Line?

April 12, 2014 - 10:00pm
The Koala, a satirical tabloid at San Diego State, may be the most offensive student publication out there. So why is it still on campus?